Alan Harbord Wedding Photography
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Alan Harbord Wedding Photography From start to finish I will be completely unobtrusive, capturing the natural moments, the elegance and the romance of your day. When it comes to the couple photos, I will direct you in a natural, comfortable and yet stylish way. Everybody gets an album! Yes, I include a luxury wedding album in every package. This will be our first meet of many and is a chance to get to know each other and for you to see the full breadth of what I offer.

I have many examples of stunning wedding photography, so you can have an idea of what to expect. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know how I work and so on the big day you will feel more relaxed. A popular idea is to use the photos for a bespoke guest book. One month before your wedding day we will meet up and go over all the details and timings.

From this meeting I draw up my own timeline for the day with all the important information about your wedding so I am super organised. On the wedding day I will arrive in good time to make sure things get off to a relaxed start.
Highlights

read more › People often see my wedding pictures and assume that my brides and grooms must be used to posing perfectly. But of course they're not. My approach is to choose the right spot with the right background and lighting, set you in a basic position, and allow you to relax and be yourselves. This results in the magical combination of a beautiful pose with natural expressions. These wedding photographs perfectly complement the documentary-style photography from the rest of the day. Your wedding pictures should be more than just a record of the event.

read more › We were most definitely not expecting to look so good in our engagement photos! When I first saw the photos I was utterly gobsmacked, we both were. To say we are pleased with them would be an understatement. It was easy to choose 10 pictures because they are all amazing shots! I am genuinely excited for the wedding photos now! We were already convinced that you were the right photographer for us and now we are ecstatic that we have booked you.

read more › A family heirloom in the making. Because that's exactly what these wedding albums are! A priceless treasure that represents your commitment to each other, not just for your lives but for generations to follow. Your wedding photographs will be printed on the finest photographic paper and hand bound using your choice of beautiful materials, then presented in a stunning box to protect them well into the future. When you return from your honeymoon one of the most exciting things to happen will be the big reveal of your wedding photos.

read more › Give the gift of a photo shoot or training with me, that not only delivers an amazing experience but something that lasts forever. Browse below to see what we have to offer. Our gift vouchers will be posted out to you and are presented beautifully and have no expiry dates. If you can't find the exact gift voucher you are looking for, please call the studio on 01892 750042 and we can create a bespoke gift voucher just for you. This is where we create stunning pieces of artwork in the studio. A hair stylist is included and clothes and props are provided so all you need to do is to turn up.

read more › Having enjoyed 24 years (and counting) of marriage, Alan is a firm advocate of the concept. He has lived in the Tunbridge Wells area his whole life and knows and loves many of the local wedding venues. A background in engineering explains his clear approach to camera technology and science. He trains enthusiasts and professionals at all levels and loves bringing clarity and simplicity to the subject. Several years of photographing on the London fashion scene, with models of all types including the occasional celeb, gives him a unique approach to shooting weddings.

read more › I am proud to have won a number of industry competition awards and professional qualifications run by the SWPP (Society for Wedding & Portrait Photographers), the Guild of Professional Photographers and the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photographers. It is a huge honour to have gained first Licentiateship in 2009 and then Associateship in 2014 with the BIPP. BIPP accreditation is an internationally recognised benchmark of excellence. Each qualification reflects increasing levels of experience, skill and achievement.

read more › Why wait until your wedding day for beautiful pictures? With all the focus on the wedding it's easy to forget that your engagement period is a special time in its own right. A pre-wedding shoot makes the most of this exciting time and has several big benefits. I can design your engagement pictures into a guest signing book (see below). Some couples use them to create Save the Date cards and wedding invitations. You might like to have them printed in a book that matches your main wedding book to create a beautiful set.

read more › One of my fine art portrait sessions is the ideal solution if you are looking for something a little more exclusive than the usual children's portrait shoot. Still a wonderful way to capture the different stages of your family and you also get a striking piece of artwork for your home. These pictures look particularly impressive printed on a large photographic canvas - they really do look like oil paintings on the wall. Fine art photography shoots take place in my studio near Tunbridge Wells. The session includes wardrobe, props, and for girls, a hair stylist.

read more › A fantastic family portrait is a wonderful marker of a particular time in your lives. I will work with you to capture your family dynamic whatever stage you are at. Shoots usually take place on location in Kent or Sussex, somewhere that fits your lifestyle. Parks, beaches and forests are ideal or I can come to your home and garden. Wall art looks great in sets so I usually aim to capture individual shots as well as everyone together. You can choose from framed prints, metallic prints, photographic canvases or acrylic blocks.

read more › A great party is like a wedding. So much planning and then it all flies past so quickly. I provide event photography for all types of private event from birthday parties to special wedding anniversaries, engagement parties and retirement parties. Whatever you are celebrating, I will be there to capture the day or evening as it unfolds. Most of the pictures will be natural, reportage style, showing everyone enjoying the party and catching up with friends and family. We can also arrange some more formal group shots if you like.

read more › I offer photography training both on a one-to-one basis and also for groups. With one to one sessions, I tailor the session to your level so you achieve rapid learning in a short time. If you and a friend or partner would like to learn photography together then I can arrange that too. Because there is quite a bit to say on the matter I have created a separate photo training website. Please head over there for more information and how to book. You can also buy vouchers which are highly popular as gifts for friends and family.

read more › I am delighted to be an official Wadhurst Castle wedding photographer. Certainly one of the loveliest spots in the area, this venue and its grounds are a delight to photograph in. When you book me as your wedding photographer I will arrange a meeting with you both to go through your itinerary. This helps me plan where I need to be to capture everything from your preparations in the beautiful bridal suite with the stunning views over the countryside, through to the ceremony and celebrations in the Winter Garden, Drawing Room or Carriage Barn.

Reviews (2)
Jessica Marson
Jessica Marson
Aug 12, 2019
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When it comes to wedding photography, there’s a whole lot of average out there and we quickly realised how it easy it could be to make the wrong choice. With Alan we very quickly realised that his work was head and shoulders above anything we’d seen before. We drooled over his portfolio and hoped that we’d get something even half as good as the other weddings! We weren’t disappointed at all – the shots we got back were insanely good!!
Alan himself felt like we’d met up with an old friend, he has a great sense of humour and made us feel like we were stars! He exudes a rare passion for his work, getting excited about different photo opportunities and was always looking for spots of light and new moments!
He directed our family and friends around perfectly, in fact lots of guest commented on not really noticing him at all and yet he managed to capture every single special moment!
Everything was perfect, and after the wedding, the experience of viewing our photos for the first time, and collecting our wedding album felt as magical as the day.
Grace Turner
Grace Turner
Dec 10, 2018
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I honestly cannot recommend Alan enough, I have known Alan before I got married and have always seen how professional he is and what high standard his work is, so naturally when i booked my wedding date I contacted Alan immediately. Thank goodness he was available, as from the word go he had both myself and my husband at ease, we both aren't a fan of having our pictures taken but Alan made it feel effortless! He was so good with all our guests and managed to capture all our special moments. Me being me have taken forever sorting out my album and even nearly two years on Alan is always helpful and answers any questions I have and offers any help he can. If you want an amazing photographer look no further Alan is the best!
Thank you again Alan.

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